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British-Bulgarian Society

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The ONLY natural history tour specialists to Bulgaria with an office in London, UK landlines and mobiles, AND most important of all, ATOL bonding for your financial protection and security.

  • Archaeology tour of Bulgaria
  • Food and Drink Tours of Bulgaria
  • Sightseeing Tours of Bulgaria
  • Moths/Butterflies of Bulgaria
  • Birdwatching Holidays in Bulgaria
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Our Bulgaria Tours include: Bird Watching in Bulgaria, Butterfly Tours in Bulgaria, Food & Wine Tours, Walking, Ancient Treasures of Bulgaria (an archaeology tour), Textiles and Oriental Rugs.

The British-Bulgarian Society (formerly the British-Bulgarian Friendship Society) was established in 1952. It is a non-political organisation which aims to promote friendship, understanding and cultural relations between the people of Britain and Bulgaria. The British-Bulgarian Society runs regular bird watching tours and natural history tours to Bulgaria, as well as sightseeing, wine, food, foodfolklore and other special interest tours

Its Executive Committee also:
  • can provide information on aspects of life in Bulgaria
  • organises occasional prestige lectures on some aspect of Bulgarian/British relations
  • organizes cultural and social events
  • maintains this website and our Facebook page.


Profits from the tours are used for a variety of charitable causes see Membership & Donations

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Archaeology Tour

I have come back from a wonderful trip to Bulgaria. I am e-mailing you to say thank you for organising such an enjoyable trip. The weather was good and the food and wine even better. I must also give thanks to our wonderful guide who was so knowledgeable and organised everything for us with no fuss or bother. I feel I have come away from Bulgaria with so much information, I want to know more!

I would also like to say thanks to my fellow travellers whose company it was a pleasure to be in. I am looking forward to visiting Bulgaria again in 2019 for the wild life and nature tour, so please keep me informed. P. M.

I just wanted to let you know how much I enjoyed The Ancient Treasures of Bulgaria. It was exactly the sort of special interest tour I had hoped to find and I certainly learned a great deal during the week. It was fascinating to discover so much about the Thracians and to see the tombs and archaeological sites first hand. Sofia is most impressive as a modern city especially with the Vitosha mountain as a backdrop.

Also it was good to learn of Bulgarian history during the Mediaeval period and of how Bulgaria was eventually liberated from the Ottomans and to see the later Revivalist architecture and artwork. It was a privilege to have the opportunity to travel with such nice people in a small group and our guide was very knowledgeable and helpful. All round it was a memorable week and I would recommend Balkania Travel to my friends. Thank you for all your help and assistance with the arrangements. S. B.

Spring Natural History Tour

Our air-conditioned coach with a window seat for everyone (42 seats for 19 people) was sheer luxury. The guided tours by our interpreter of some old town centres and historic sites, and photo stops at picturesque villages all added to the cultural experience in addition to the nature. Within a day or two the group had gelled and a party atmosphere made the whole experience so much more enjoyable. To be with people of similar interests and outlook was a joy. Nearly 80 species of butterfly and 216 species of bird were identified in addition to many flowers, beetles and some mammals.

Acknowledgement The British-Bulgarian Society would like to thank the Bulgarian Ministry of Tourism, Green Balkans, Mitko Petrakiev, Vladimir Trifonov, Mike Hillman, John Cornwall, Brian Dawson, Tihomir Stefanov, Assen Ignatov and Nick Greatorex-Davies for the use of their photographs.

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